Many rural dwellers live without electricity due to inadequate generation. The intermittent nature of Standalone Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is a disadvantage when used as a solution. In light of this, a hybrid of two RESs with a common storage is modeled in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. Genetic algorithm approach is used to find the optimal sizes of the RESs while other components are sized based on the peak load of the study area. A power control algorithm is developed and simulated to reduce the reactive power and subsequently increase the active power to meet the load since the rural load is active. The result shows the performance of the system with and without the control at every time instance. This helps in checking the effect of the control in supplying the load.
Keywords : hybrid system; renewable energy; genetic algorithm; phase locked loop.